Tuesday, April 10, 2012

N. Korea prepares 3rd nuclear test [Report]

Recent satellite images show North Korea is digging a new underground tunnel in what appears to be preparation for a third nuclear test, South Korean intelligence officials say.
The excavation at the northeast Punggye-ri site, where nuclear tests were conducted in 2006 and 2009, is in its final stages, according to a report by intelligence officials shared yesterday with The Associated Press.
Its release comes as North Korea prepares to launch a long-range rocket that Washington and others say is a cover for testing missile technology that could be used to fire on the United States.

The Obama administration said Monday it would consider both a rocket launch and an underground nuclear test as highly provocative and leave Pyongyang more isolated.

Read more: Newsday


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